Battalion Sergeant-Major 1894

The Grenadier Guards were in camp for exercise and field training during the summer. The blue field service cap was the usual head dress when not wearing the bearskin. The rest of the uniform was the dress tunic trousers and black gaiters. The Battalion Sergeant-Major was the most senior Warrant Officer and wore a class 1 tunic which had more gold lace than class 2. The most striking thing is the RSM badge on his upper right arm. This gives a good idea of its size and the three dimensional nature of the badge. The only equipment he carries is a water-bottle, on a thin white strap tucked under his waist-belt. He has a sword and pace-stick.

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